230M for 38 digital content management companies
More than 150 technology companies are active in the digital content sector in a significant way. From 2012 to date, 38 investment operations by venture capital have been registered.
"In an analysis of the type of companies, there is a predominance of companies dedicated to entertainment sectors such as cinema, sports and music. But we also find companies focused on niches such as the pet industry (thedodo.com) or like that of cars (carthrottle.com)" analyses Diego Gutierrez, an expert in alternative financing at Abra Invest.
Featured operations: Demandbase, Buzzfeed and Mashable.
The following operations stand out for the amount of the operations and the media impact they have had:
- Demandbase:is the first segmentation and targeting platform that makes marketing plans more effective. It was awarded $15M Series D, from Scale Venture Partners ,Sigma Partners, Altos Ventures,Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures , Adobe Systems.
- Buzzfeed: Focused on providing information and viral content from different thematic areas. Its technology detects thematic trends on the internet, and connects people in real time with content in real time. In January 2013 it raised 19M$ in Series D, New Enterprise Associates, RRE Ventures, Lerer Ventures, SoftBank Capital
- Mashable: is the largest independent news source dedicated to covering digital culture, social media and technology. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Founded in 2005, Mashable received its first major round in January 2014 for an amount of $13M from New Markets Venture Partners,Social Starts, , , Elio Leoni-Sceti